To celebrate the festive season, we attended The Green Backyard Christmas fair yesterday. Our main focus at the event was gathering Eco Christmas Tips and decorating our Christmas tree. There were some great ideas:
Buy all your Christmas presents from charity shops
Wrap presents in pretty material and ribbon to save waste and refuse
Make homemade decorations (popcorn tinsel, dried fruit tree decs, paper chains)
Use Christmas cards for next years gift tags
Buy an artificial Christmas tree rather than a real one and take good care of it to make it last
Collect people’s Christmas trees and reclaim the wood
Make turkey stock from the bones (freeze in portion size if not all needed at once)
Cook meals from scratch rather than buying ready meals (can do the same for sweets and cakes)
Make homemade presents
Buy a present for someone that has nothing
Give the gift of time (an event or simply time spent together)
Buy christmas cards from recycled paper
Give money to a charity as a present, instead of buying a present
Reuse your wrapping paper for next year
What’s your favourite tip? Do you have any more? Feel free to share below.
In addition to this, we were also joined by Fossil Free Cambridgeshire, gaining more momentum for the divestment campaign, gathering signatures for the petition (https://campaigns.gofossilfree.org/petitions/fossil-free-cambridgeshire-divest-now) and sharing information regarding the project and Transition as a whole.
Finally, we wish you all a very happy festive season!